Still shopping for your difficult parents, uncle or brother who already have everything and don’t want anything?  Give the gift of wine this holiday season.  Columbia Crest is the first and only place you should go to shop for the wine lovers and winos on your list.

Columbia Crest, located in the fine state of Washington, which has been producing quality wine for decades, has an assortment of wines to meet every person’s palate and wallet.  Their website is user friendly allowing users to shop for new releases, highly acclaimed, estate and reserve wines.  They will ship to all states allowing internet wine shipping (which is all the blue states and half the red states).

Each year Columbia Crest winemakers put aside a few barrels of wine that represent the Gold Standard of the Columbia Valley.


Columbia Crest 2013 Limited Release Gold Red Wine (10,000 cases produced)
Tasting Notes: Dark and rich with a silky palate and flavors of fresh raspberries and salted dark chocolate, this Cabernet Franc-based red wine is a great option to pair with grilled meats and vegetables. –  Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker

New Columbia Crest Grand Estate Releases:

Columbia Crest 2013 Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley
Tasting Notes:  This bold style Cabernet Sauvignon displays great complexity and structure. There are aromas of dark berry fruits and plum on the nose with chocolate and vanilla on the palate. This wine pairs well with beef tenderloin or hearty pasta. – Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker

Columbia Crest 2013 Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay
Tasting Notes: This wine is a light-bodied wine that reveals a pure expression of the varietal. The wine opens with aromas of lemon seed, green mangoes and orange blossoms. On the palate, layers of citrus fruit flavors combine with lively acidity, creating a refreshing style of Chardonnay. –  Juan Munoz Oca, Winemaker


Columbia Crest H3 Wines

Columbia Crest H3 wines were created to celebrate the winery’s rich heritage in the Horse Heaven Hills as well as its innovative spirit with regards to winemaking and viticulture practices. Grapes from the H3 collection produce bold, well-balanced and seductive wines.  Priced around $12 per bottle thats the cheapest seduction you will ever get away with.  Can’t miss with this collection of family friendly wines.

If high-end is what you are looking for then look no further than the 2012 Private Reserve Walter Clore Red Wine.  A private reserve is when the winemakers put aside their best grapes to make a special and limited batch.

2012 Reserve Walter Clore Red Wine


This wine is dedicated to the lifelong work of Washington state’s pioneering viticultural researcher who shaped the state’s wine industry and is recognized as the “Father of Washington Wine.”

Blend:  80% Merlot, 8% Cabernet, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec
Alcohol:  14.8%
pH:  3.70
TA:  0.58 g/100 mL
F:  6-10 days
MF:  4 weeks

If you know what those last four lines mean, then you are wasting time reading this blog and should click over to Columbia Crest and finish off your Christmas Shopping.  Seriously lads, we vet all the brands we mention here on The Rugged Male and Columbia Crest are just good people making great wine.  It’s time to get out of the kiddie pool. Stop showing up at your holiday parties with Coppola, BV & Woodbridge.  Make an impression with some thoughtful bottles of Columbia Crest this holiday season.

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